Sunday, April 10, 2011

Cheers to the fruits (and vegetables) of our labor!!

Ashley and I decided to attempt to grow some fruits and vegtables this summer, partly because it will save us some money and be good for us, but mostly for fun. After doing some research we decided to plant Cantalope, Watermelon, Onions, and Cucumbers. It was a nice sunny day about 90 degrees, so I did most of the manual labor, and Ashley planted the seeds and watered the bed really well. We will let you know how it goes!

Building your own raised garden box is a little work, but can be done! The materials you will need are:

3-2x6x8' Untreated boards (the treated kind can cause chemicals to contaminate your veggies)
1/2 cubic yard of top soil/compost mix
a couple of scrap 2x4 pieces
1 box of 2 1/2 inch deck screws
Seeds of Vegetables you would like to plant

1 comment:

  1. how awesome!!!! you will have to bring some cantalope when we come to SC this summer! your garden is adorable!!!